Formal Dinner Coming Up, Nervous As A Cat

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@HazySue (15856)
United States
August 13, 2017 11:28am CST
Next Sunday, a week from today, I will be having an important dinner party. There will be six guests and I want to make it special both with food and atmosphere. It has been a few years since I have had a more formal meal, I usually have been having casual get togethers. So I am out of practice. I have two people besides myself with special diet so I am looking for tempting foods to appeal to all and still fit into the diets. I am sure it will come together and we will have a wonderful time but this week ahead of me will be tense. I am a nervous wreck. I suppose as I nail down all the details I will relax. When is the last time you had a more formal dinner with guests?
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@1creekgirl (7383)
• United States
13 Aug
I think it was many years ago! I'd rather enjoy a casual meal, but I'm sure your dinner party will be fabulous. Sometimes the planning of something special is as nice as the event itself! Let us know how it goes.
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@HazySue (15856)
• United States
13 Aug
It has been quite a few years since I have even been to a more formal dinner let alone give one. I am all for the casual.
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• United States
13 Aug
@HazySue Relax, enjoy your company, you'll be fine.
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@rebelann (29232)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Aug
Mom would do those kinds of dinners but I never have, I'm not much for formality, I'd rather be comfortable.
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@HazySue (15856)
• United States
13 Aug
I would rather have it casual but it is business.
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@rebelann (29232)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Aug
Ohhh, @HazySue to me those are never fun. I'm so glad I don't have to worry about working anymore.
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@HazySue (15856)
• United States
13 Aug
@rebelann I feel pretty much the same way
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
13 Aug
Oh yes, once you have the plans in place, you will relax. Now we entertain in the summer months due to being more casual and so nice to dine on the outdoor patio. In former days, I would have dinners, but I am over that.
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@HazySue (15856)
• United States
13 Aug
I thought I was too. I am making this my last formal dinner.
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@sallypup (19254)
• Moses Lake, Washington
13 Aug
I don't remember the last formal time we had with guests. I do have gorgeous china and teacups etc. for a formal, lavish tea. We used to have tea out in the garden but haven't done that in a very long time.
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@HazySue (15856)
• United States
13 Aug
I would love to have a tea in the garden, it sounds like fun. I haven't heard much about formal dinners lately.
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@sallypup (19254)
• Moses Lake, Washington
13 Aug
@HazySue Tea time just begs the participant to slow down; the floral delicate cups with tea and sometimes mint, just slow down, enjoy the moment.
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@HazySue (15856)
• United States
13 Aug
@sallypup It seems so Victorian. I love that it is generally held in a garden.
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@vsai2008 (7632)
• India
13 Aug
I can't think of anything like it, but I hope yours goes well :) Did you decide on the menu?
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@HazySue (15856)
• United States
13 Aug
I will in the next couple of days. I will be combing the internet for ideas.
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@vsai2008 (7632)
• India
14 Aug
@HazySue Keep us posted :)
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@HazySue (15856)
• United States
15 Aug
@vsai2008 I will
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@celticeagle (112984)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Aug
They are all your friends aren't they? I wouldn't worry so much and just enjoy the process. Things will work out. It's not as if it were your first time. I haven't had a formal dinner in ages. Don't recall really.
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@HazySue (15856)
• United States
13 Aug
It isn't he first time but so long and it is business. I don't really know them, they are more acquaintances.
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@celticeagle (112984)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Aug
@HazySue .....Oh, that makes a difference. I'm sure you will pull it off without a hitch.
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@Courtlynn (42106)
• United States
13 Aug
Never had a formal dinner. Just people here to eat.
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@HazySue (15856)
• United States
13 Aug
I like the casual get togethers. I wish I didn't have this hanging over my head.
@Courtlynn (42106)
• United States
13 Aug
@HazySue im sure itll be great though.
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@DianneN (54557)
• United States
13 Aug
Lol! I just had one Friday night!
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@HazySue (15856)
• United States
13 Aug
I read the post. It sounds lie you all had a wonderful time.
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@DianneN (54557)
• United States
14 Aug
@HazySue Yes! Just prepare as best you could. Everyone always has fun being together, no matter what.
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@prashu228 (20356)
• India
14 Aug
I don't remember. Usually I don't go out for dinner s
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@HazySue (15856)
• United States
15 Aug
It's a dinner with all the finery and a few courses to the meal.
@Tracy04 (10660)
• Malaysia
14 Aug
Good luck! I know you will have a good time! Take a deep breath
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@HazySue (15856)
• United States
15 Aug
I am still looking for the perfect menu, or at least near perfect.
@toniganzon (38596)
• Philippines
13 Aug
We don't usually invite anybody in our home for dinner. We usually go out and have dinner at a hotel when it's a formal one. I'm sure everything will turn out perfect!
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@HazySue (15856)
• United States
13 Aug
It will take some work and preparation but I will figure out a menu that will suit everyone.
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@AmbiePam (45016)
• United States
13 Aug
That is so considerate to keep in mind what everyone can or cannot eat. A lot of people wouldn't care. I can't remember the last time I hosted a formal dinner with guests. Come to think of it, I can't remember the last time I attended a formal dinner. It has to be a couple of years ago.
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@HazySue (15856)
• United States
13 Aug
It's been quite a bit of time for me. I think that I would rather have them be able to eat what I serve, If they didn't I might get my feelings hurt.
• Lakewood, Colorado
13 Aug
Oh so sorry you are so nervous..dinner parties are fun. I used to do those a good many years ago for friends on Sundays. Good luck and I am sure it will turn out lovely for all.
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@HazySue (15856)
• United States
13 Aug
I don't mind going to them I am just nervous because I have not given one in years.
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@andriaperry (28042)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Aug
Its been a few years.
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@HazySue (15856)
• United States
13 Aug
It has been a long time for me for sure.